An easy pork meatball marinara recipe, this delicious meatball dish is perfect for weeknight meals.
Easy Meatball Marinara Recipe
Add onion, remaining garlic, and remaining Italian Seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened. Stir in crushed tomatoes, sugar, and ½ cup water. Season with salt and pepper.
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Pork Meatball Marinara With Linguine Pasta Recipe
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated into a powder
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 2-3 cloves garlic, finely diced
- 2 Tbsp breadcrumbs
- 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Yellow onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 13.76 oz. crushed tomatoes
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp granulated white sugar
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- pasta of your choice or eat it as a meatball marinara sub
NOTE: I used linguine pasta
- In a medium bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and egg together. Add pork, garlic, Italian Seasoning, Parmesan, parsley, salt, olive oil and pepper. Mix until combined, then form into about 8 1½-inch meatballs.
- heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 6-8 minutes (they’ll finish cooking later). Turn off heat; remove from pan and set aside. Wipe out pan.
- Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and remaining Italian Seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, 4-5 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, ½ tsp sugar, pinch of pepper flakes and ½ cup water. Season with salt and pepper.
- Return meatballs to pan with sauce; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring and spooning sauce over meatballs, until sauce has thickened and meatballs are cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Taste and season with salt, pepper, and more sugar if you prefer a sweeter sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and enjoy with a pasta of your choice or as a meatball marinara.
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